Discovering how to eliminate ear mites in cats naturally is likely going to take you on a journey of discovery. The natural solution to any health issue is very different from the veterinary solution. However, they are far more effective, far less expensive and far kinder to the cat.
What are ear mites?
Ear mites are tiny parasites otherwise known as otodectes cynotis. They enjoy the warm environment of the ear, feed off the wax and breed.
The effect on the cat is just the same as the effect on us when we have something in our ears, especially something that moves. It sets up an itch, possibly an extreme itch.
There are as many variations of distress as there are those who display it, so apart from the itch, symptoms will vary between cats. For some, it may just be in one ear. For others the itch may be worse at a particular time of day, week, month or even season. These variations simply display the cats sensitivities and are generally only useful to homeopaths; we love to see them as they help select the most effective prescription.
A temporary solution to eliminate ear mites in cats
And this IS only temporary, as the most effective solution is getting to grips with the cause and dealing with that.
However, if your cat is driving both you and themselves crazy with the itch, and if your cat is co-operative, then by dripping just a couple of drops of a good olive oil into the offending ear will smother the mites, The cat will vigorously shake their head after this, but oil is tenacious and most will remain to do it’s work.
Watch and wait before repeating.
What is the cause of parasites, ear mites?
No parasite can exist in excess in a healthy being, whether a cat or a person. Many parasites help form the healthy microbiome which is essential for retaining health. In a healthy microbiome, which is nurtured, the population of the parasites will be stable, remaining in the perfect number for the symbiotic relationship between parasite and host.
This delicate balance can easily be overturned by unthinking or unknowledgeable practices that affect the whole immune system, not just the delicate microbiome.
Commercial cat food, made up of cheap, non nutritious and unsuitable food for cats, full of hazardous chemicals to mask the unsavoury taste, to preserve and to try to address the short fall in nutrition, is one of the major causes of parasites. And all health issues.
No-one can thrive in any form of health when their diet is wrong for the species. The ‘food’ may keep the cat alive, but it won’t keep them healthy.
Another major contributor to health problems is the toxic load from veterinary drugs and vaccines. These drugs are not designed to cure. They are designed to suppress the symptoms. Vets are taught by the drug companies, so causes are not understood or considered. It’s not in the interest of the drug companies.
This means that ear mites are not contagious per se. They will only find other unhealthy hosts. In effect, ear mites, as with other parasites, are the canary in the coal mine. A sign that all is not well with the health of your cat.
Eliminate ear mites in cats naturally by treating the cause, rather than the effect
However, when the diet is changed to one suitable for the feline species, the health of the cat is palpable. Sometimes after a de-tox period which is necessary to unburden the cat’s system. Then the cat is able to eliminate the ear mites easily and efficiently with no other treatment.
In addition, the cat’s health will blossom, with glowing, soft fur, abundant energy, the curiosity of a kitten and the ability to remain healthy.
The de-tox period will vary depending on the age of the cat and the previous diet and treatment. A single course of antibiotics can so upset the balance of the microbiome, it takes a year to recover. Several courses have much more serious and long term deleterious effects.
To restore balance to your cat’s health, you need a two pronged approach:
- Your job is to feed you cat according to feline evolution. No-one else can do that. And it’s vitally important. It’s not something that entertains any opinions. Nature is perfect.
- Appreciate that you may need outside help for any established chronic health issues such as stubborn parasites or chronic disease.
Homeopathic treatment offers you the holistic answers to health issues. Successful treatment ensures high immunity, does not compromise the integrity of the microbiome, is able to undo past traumas, de-toxes, does not suppress and is generally accepted by our sensitive cats.